" ... Substantially rev. and updated ed. of: Woman's body, woman's right : birth control in America (Grossman Publishers,1976; 2d ed. Penguin Books, 1990)."
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction : birth control, the moral property of women -- From folk medicine to prohibition to resistance. The prehistory of birth control -- The criminals -- Prudent sex -- Birth control and women's rights. Voluntary motherhood -- Social purity and eugenics -- Race suicide -- Continence or indulgence -- Birth control and social revolution -- From women's rights to family planning. Professionalization -- Depression -- Planned parenthood -- Birth control becomes public policy -- Birth control in the era of second-wave feminism. Abortion, the mother controversy -- Is nothing simple about reproduction control? -- Conclusion : Birth control and feminism